December 5, 2023
Folks exterior the Nationwide Museum of Colombia, in Bogota.Jeff Greenberg (Getty Photographs)

Colombian Independence Day is likely one of the most vital holidays of 2023. This 12 months marks the 213th anniversary of the occasion that concerned the participation of various areas of the nation, together with individuals of African descent, indigenous individuals, girls and foreigners. The Independence of Colombia is commemorated each July 20 in reminiscence of a historic occasion often called El Vase de Llorente. Throughout this date, town halls and important museums of the nation set up cultural occasions and inventive exhibitions to recollect such an vital occasion.

Independence Museum

Throughout Independence Week, museum guests will have the ability to find out about nationwide historical past by means of free actions:

  • The 2023 billboard has the non permanent exhibition “Acts & Acts of Independence”, which is able to open its doorways on Thursday, July 20 at 12:00 o’clock. Free entrance.
  • Then, on Friday, July 21, the panel “Our voices, our steps and our struggles” will happen, which is able to cope with the participation of youth in social actions. The specialists take part within the panel: Andra Hernandez, Paula Suarez, Juliana Nieves and Kebby Romero. The appointment is at 3:00 p.m., admission is free and requires prior registration on the museum’s web site.
  • On Saturday the twenty second, the museum will current a commented tour on the meanings and symbols of social actions in Colombia, at 11:00 o’clock. Admission is free with prior registration. Subsequently, at 3:00 p.m., the workshop “Palms on the backyard” shall be held, in an effort to encourage look after the atmosphere.
  • Lastly, on Sunday, July 23, there shall be a free dance workshop entitled “El vuelo de El Mochuelo”, with the presence of Son de la Provincia.


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Nationwide Museum of Colombia

The Nationwide Museum of Colombia, which this 12 months celebrates two centuries of historical past, will current a cycle of talks along side the HJCK radio station. “Tales of a Nation: Conversations on the Nationwide Museum of Colombia”, shall be out there on two dates. The primary on July 19, at 5:00 p.m., with the title “The responsibility to characterize the nation.” The second, on July 26 at 3:30 p.m. with “The Nationwide Museum by means of artwork.” The appointment is on the Teresa Cuervo Borda Auditorium and admission is free till full capability is reached.

Occasions within the municipalities

The Angostura Antioquia mayor’s workplace introduced a collection of commemorative acts on Thursday, July 20. These embrace a parade that may depart at 10:00 am from the doorway of the Hospital to the principle park. Later, at 10:30 a.m., there shall be a creative exhibition within the Essential Park.

The mayor’s workplace of Cogua, in Cundinamarca, may even be a part of the festivities with a parade that may start on the IED Las Villas at 8:30 am. Afterwards, protocol acts shall be held within the Municipal Acoustic Shell round 10:30 am. The occasion shall be broadcast on Fb Dwell. In keeping with an announcement from the mayor’s workplace, this date is “crucial patriotic celebration within the nation,” and a day to acknowledge the position of miscegenation in Colombia’s cultural heritage.

Then again, the Maceo mayor’s workplace, in Antioquia, will add a civic occasion with the pledge of allegiance, a floral providing, army honors and a cultural exercise for the entire household. To that is added the mayor’s workplace of Ricaurte, Cundinamarca, with a conventional parade, and Santa Fe de Antioquia with a bike parade It’s going to start at 3:00 p.m. within the Plaza Mayor Simon Bolivar.

Occasions exterior the nation

Completely different Colombian embassies overseas shared their cultural agenda for the nationwide celebrations. Singapore, Eire, Israel and China are simply among the delegations that may supply occasions with music, dance and conventional gastronomy for compatriots residing overseas. In Mexico, the embassy will have a good time with a lighting ceremony on the Column of Independence, often called El Angel, on Thursday, July 20 at 8:00 p.m. native time.